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Movie Theaters Won’t Be Around Much Longer

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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: olaru12




And not just SFX, all the cowboy western movie sets here are booked thru till Xmas.


Thank god. The world can use some more good westerns. I don't think I've seen a good one since Unforgiven.




posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I kinda figured that was how it worked.

I know Adam Sandler movie are hoy garbage for the most part but he makes the studio millions because his movies are cheap to make.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox


It is the big screen experience and ability to "go out".

Drive there in traffic, fight over a sparking space, hopefully your car won't be vandalized or broken into to steal airbags or loose change.

Wait in a long line, pay twenty US dollars for a ticket, even more for 'refreshments', sit elbow to elbow fighting for the armrests right in front of the couple that bought their cry baby infant to the movies.

Wait some more thru a bunch of previews while trying to ignore your seat and the floor are 'sticky'. The bathroom is a mile away in dimly lit space, stepping on toes to go pee out all that soda... so you sit on it, holding back.

Realize oh no its (another) dud and you have to endure two hours of loud noise and plotless droll before fighting your way home in traffic with broken glass on the seats.

What an adventure hon, maybe next time we can go to the park and get robbed...



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Wow. You really need to find yourself a new cinema to go to.

My movie-going experiences have been much much more positive than that...and I go out to see several per year, even though I have Netflix, HBO, and a large TV with a good sound system.


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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
Around here I have several friends who purchased an Android box for less than a one time cost of 145USD



If they paid that much for an android box they WAY over paid. You can get a good one for 25-50 bucks.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: Box of Rain
a reply to: intrptr

Wow. You really need to find yourself a new cinema to go to.

My movie-going experiences have been much much more positive than that...and I go out to see several per year, even though I have Netflix, HBO, and a large TV with a good sound system.



No matter where you manage to go the place will always be called here. I used to have great movie experiences, century dome theaters, surround sound, mega seating.

They used to make good moves too...



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Jeez where do they charge $20 a ticket? I pay $11. And I never wait, becuse I just buy them online, select my seats and show up. Heck even when I go to pay cash I rarely wait in a long line because everyone pays with their phones or uses the kiosks or already bought tickets.

I love my movie time, and so do the kids. We will be cinema patrons for life.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
But pirating and VOD cannot replace the huge screen experience , nor provide a neutral date spot.

Being a "date spot" would not be enough to keep them alive, because date spots can be found in other ways.
As shown by the way that date spots could be found before cinema was invented.
Only a couple of days ago, I was reading the Burns poem "The Holy Fair", about a grand local communion-taking festival.
The public part of the celebration includes a succession of sermons;
"Now a' the congregation o'er
Is silent expectation;
For Moody speels the holy door
Wi' tidings of damnation.
Should Hornie, as in ancient days,
'Mang Sons of God present him,
The very sight of Moodie's face
To's sin hot hame had sent him
Wi' fright that day.

Hear how he clears the points of faith
Wi' rattling and with thunpin'!
Now meekly calm, now wild in wrath,
He's stampin' and he's jumpin'!
His lengthen'd chin, his turned-up snout,
His eldritch squeal and gestures,
O how they fire the heart devout,
Like cantharidian plaisters
On sic' a day!"

And what are the "lads and lasses" doing while this is happening?
"O happy is that man an' blest!
Nae wonder that it pride him!
Wha's ain dear lass, that he likes best,
Comes clinkin' down beside him!
Wi' arm repos'd on the chair-back
He sweetly does compose him;
Which, by degrees, slips round her neck,
An's loof upon her bosom,
Unkenn'd that day."

Never underestimate the ability of boys and girls to find places to meet.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

So you go 'for the kids'. I would too.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: olaru12

I understand that a lot of these big name movies while they flop state side end up turning a hefty profit overseas. That's how Michael Bay keeps being allowed to make Transformers movies.


I still dont get how you can call a flim a flop if it fails stateside by makes # tons of cash in overseas money......to me its only a flop if it fails everywhere and so fails to make its money back.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

I guess technically it isn't a flop.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 01:54 PM
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I use a Kodee box, which gives me access to just about anything that is on the Internet. However I will still go to the movie theaters. It's the experience, not what I'm watching, that I go for.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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I think a home flat panel format holographic display will be the last nail in the coffin.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

I also frequently go by myself, because I just love going to the movies, I have since I was a child. But I only pay so often, because I also frequently donate blood when the blood mobile shows up to the local theater I go to. They give me free movie tickets for donating blood.

The wife does not care for my preferred movie interests, and some of them are too much for the kids. So I just take myself. I will always prefer to make my first viewing on the big screen. Sometimes if its good enough, I will go multiple times. I paid to see the Avengers 3 times in theaters, the Evil Dead remake twice, and Battle Los Angeles I also paid for twice. I also saw Independence day and Purge 2 twice in the cinema last year. I really really like big screens!



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky

I think theaters may evolve into a more finer dining out experience...nothing like a dinner and a movie night all in one



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 03:43 PM
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I love how most articles always leaves out the main reasons why people have stopped gping to the theater.

1. Cost

2. Cost

3. Crappy movies

4. Crappy movies with bs tired political slanted plots

5. Competion from other entertainment mediums.

6. Home theaters have better quality and comfort .

7. Tired and rehashed remakes

8. Internet and social media destroy manufactured positive movie critics.

9. Special effects overtook plot.

10. Cost has exceeded the value of the experience.

11. Greed.


They refuse to acknowledge that their gravy train has ended and adjust to reality. Netflix is doing it right and still making money. They produce their own content and deliver it straight to the home at a profit. Sure its not a 1000 times the profit hollywood has become accustomed too , but the market has changed.

I suspect free streaming has a smaller impact than the reasons mentioned above. Theaters cant compete with home comfort ,convenience, and value. If they werent so greedy they could give netflix a run for its money, instead netflix will destroy them by the time there greedy and stubborn self tries to adjust. Like the record and cd industry found out once itunes and other electronic formats became king.


They are fighting an uphill losing battle versus adjusting to the reality of the situation.

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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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the buildings will no longer be showing films... they will get RE-Purposed as meeting halls for the ever expanding NGO dreamed up by 0bama~~~ the OFA (Organization For Action,

a western kind of Party/ Proletariat- Meet-up for western Progressives/Lefties/Socialists who will 'Democratically seize the Executive Leadership previously elected for a 4 year cycle in 2016)


** the Star Spangled Banner will not 'Open' the proceedings, the SSB will still be used at football stadiums and other similar events...note It is not called a 'National Anthem' very soon...
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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 06:14 PM
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Movie theaters (and televisions) as we know them today will not go extinct, but their reach will be greatly reduced due to virtual reality (VR).

Would you rather watch a sporting event on a flat two dimensional screen or be fully immersed watching from any vantage point down on the field? It's not just movie theaters that are dinosaurs; it's football and baseball stadiums, theme parks, music concerts, etc.

Immersive VR will provide games, stories, dramas and sports in a way that is interactive. We will no longer be a passive audience but instead full participants.

It's in its infancy, but try it out, VR is already pretty mind blowing. "Going out" in this new world is just a state of mind.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 06:19 PM
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Movie theaters (and televisions) as we know them today will not go extinct, but their reach will be greatly reduced due to virtual reality (VR).

Agreed. Especially when Cell phones get 4k screens.

VR is a huge threat to them and the TV industry that is right around the corner. You will be able to put on your vr glasses watch on any virtual size screen in any virtual theater , virtual location or virtual environment you want and interact with your friends all around the world while watching the movie together in different locations.

Netflix already has a vr interface but its very limited and kind of blah at the moment, and likely on purpose. They have to tread lightly to appease some of the studious or sneak by them on the potential.


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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: 727Sky

I disagree I think theaters definately survive.. they will be worked by automation and almost no employees.

But pirating and VOD cannot replace the huge screen experience , nor provide a neutral date spot.

The reason theaters have lasted to today isn't to because you get to see the flick earlier..

It is the big screen experience and ability to "go out".


I agree. They may change, but they wont die out. Look at Alamo Drafthouse for a look at a theater that will be thriving for a very long time.




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